Tehran vehemently rejected a report by British media, which claimed that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban terrorist group are being trained in Iran, saying such accusations are meant to harm close relations between the two neighbors.
Iran rejects accusation of training Taliban terrorists
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the Japanese prime minister’s trip to Tehran has not been on the agenda after the media in the Asian country claimed that he had canceled the trip.
Iran: Trip to Iran not on agenda for Japanese PM
At least 130 passengers were rescued from a sinking ferry off an Indonesian island, but 31 people were killed when the vessel went down in rough seas.
More than 30 dead as boat sinks off Indonesia’s Sulawesi
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multibillion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption
Authorities in Thailand have vowed to take a “no risk” approach to freeing 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been stuck in a flooded cave for at least 10 days, while soldiers hold an evacuation drill to be prepared for the rescue mission.
Thai boys, coach receive food, treatment inside cave
Iran embassy in Afghanistan in a statement denied the allegations that Taliban forces are trained in Iran.
Tehran denies Taliban being trained in Iran
Turkey has issued a decree, giving more power to the president as the country moves towards adopting a full-fledged presidential system.
Turkey: Decree grants president more power
A top Thai official said Tuesday that heavy rains forecast for the coming days could worsen floods in the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were located after an exhaustive search, and could force authorities to speed up their extraction by having them dive their way out.
Thai boys may have to dive out of cave despite peril
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib arrested in graft probe
Twelve boys and their football coach found alive after more than a week trapped deep inside a flooded cave in Thailand will have to wait there until rescuers can make a plan to get them out
Divers try to plan a way out for trapped boys found in Thailand cave

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